True Love – Color Dare #252

Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week we are featuring  the colors: Black, White Daisy, Seaglass, Raspberry, Emerald and Silver.


I wanted to make sure that I got a little more artwork completed with the Operation Smile True Love stamp set before it retires at the end of July.  A Seaglass flower from the All Together complements to layer on top of the silver shimmer trim and a few white dots finish things off.

OK, now it’s YOUR turn!  The full details on how to join the fun is in the sidebar of our homepage.  Each color dare is open until 9:00 CDT on Thursday!


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While at the homepage – check out what the other design team members have created and leave them a little love (comments make our day)!

What is the one thing in the current catalog that you are going to miss the most?  Leave me a comment if you have a chance.

Thanks for stopping by!




Tag Your It

I finally made it to the tag stage!  The Perfect Presents stamp set made cute gift tags so easy with a little help from my Art Philosophy cartridge.

Not sure if I will get more craft time this week, but next week I hope to be bringing you some sneak peeks!

Don’t forget you only have until December 31 to order from this catalog which includes the Perfect Presents stamp set!

Thanks for stopping by!  Merry Christmas!

No Tricks Just Treats

That’s what you’ll find today when you stop by the Clearance section of my business page.  Four fun Halloween treats priced under $5.00 and purchasing the treat bags will save you more than $10 and they even come with the cellophane bags – now that’s what I call a treat.

There’s nothing more fun that dressing up your Halloween with a bargain so make sure you take a minute to see what you can scare up today.  You can click on each of the pictures above to be taken right to the clearance page of my website.  You’ll need to place your order online and it will ship right to your door.

Thanks for stopping by…happy haunting, I mean shopping!




Football Girl

OK, I admit it I have become a football girl!  I knew NOTHING about this sport other than I wasn’t going to let me son play it when I started dating my Wrangler Wearing Sweetheart.  A few times watching his grandson on the grid-iron and I was hooked.  It probably helps that the Seahawks have had a few successful seasons lately too!

I decided to work on some fun invites today for a football themed party.  This would work great for a little boys birthday don’t you think?  Of course I used my favorite teams colors – Sapphire and Pear!

I loosely used the sketch from the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (sometimes you just have to make it your own) for my card.  I’m also entering my sketch in the Between the Folds Challenge #26B (to use a Cricut Cut)

Do you have a football lover in your life?  This fun stamp set is retiring at the end of July so you only have a few more days to add it to your collection.

Thanks for stopping by…go ‘Hawks!


Before Riding off into the Sunset

I told you I’d be back with a happy card and you can’t get much happier than one filled with pink and polka dots.  I decided to take two of my favorites for one last spin and the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #112 gave me a jumping off point.

Our 5th anniversary is just around the corner and I’m always the one caught without a card…not this year!


The Happy Camper stamp set is perfect to remind my Wrangler Wearing Sweetheart of our trailer honeymoon at the family reunion!  I had just a little Lollydoodle left and since I’m trying to eliminate as much paper from my stash I decided it was the paper of choice.  It also matched the pink polka dot washi tape that was sitting on my desk.

You can almost see the Wink of Stella that I covered this camper with.  It kind of reminds me of an Airstream.  I think I’d probably even be talked into buying a camper/trailer if it looked like this 🙂

I stamped some trees and clouds on the inside of this card before adding the Happy Anniversary sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!

Lifetime of Happiness Coming to an End

Wow that title really seems drastic…I didn’t even think about it until I was looking at it while I’m writing my post, LOL!  This time of year is both a happy and sad time for me.  The Close to My Heart Convention is just around the corner, a new idea book is about to be released and unfortunately the list of retired items has been posted.

I decided that I would play with each of the stamp sets that are soon to leave my collection (I’m keeping some of the retiring items so you’ll see some appearing in future posts as well)  while participating in the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #111 this week.


I also decided to play in the Color Dare, but my last minute decision was to late for the posting.  There’s always this week, right?

Here’s a close up of the flower grouping it’s hard to see in the photo, but I stamped the sunflower in honey ink – once on the card then again on a scrap that I fussy cut around and layered with thin 3D foam tape and then I stamped it in Desert Sand and fussy cut out the middle of the flower and layered it on.

You can find the stamp set on my webpage along with all the other retiring items.


Thanks for stopping by…come back again soon!

Going, Going, Gone!

 Close to My Heart recently released a list of My Acrylix stamps that will be retiring at the end of January.  They are posted on my business page.  It’s a bittersweet time, I’ve got some favorites on the list that won’t be around much longer but that means there are new stamps on the way.

Retiring Items

A1124A TreeA1124 $6.95
A1141Be StillA1141 $6.95
A1156Flower ConfettiA1156 $6.95
B1418Love DoilyB1418 $9.95
B1423Hoppy EasterB1423 $9.95
B1439DreamerB1439 $9.95
B1440Fancy FairB1440 $9.95
B1441Buggy LoveB1441 $9.95
B1444Greatest LoveB1444 $9.95
B1445Happy HiveB1445 $9.95
B1450OwlsB1450 $9.95
C1571You’re The BestC1571 $13.95
C1573Do Your BestC1573 $13.95
C1577Mother’s DayC1577 $13.95
C1579Coming Up RosesC1579 $13.95
C1583Robot FamilyC1583 $13.95
D1547Paper DollD1547 $17.95
D1579Windy DayD1579 $17.95
M1035NewlywedsM1035 $2.95
M1037BalloonsM1037 $2.95
M1038Shooting StarM1038 $2.95
M1039Good Job StencilM1039 $2.95
M1040ParasolM1040 $2.95
M1041HiM1041 $2.95
M1042Colored EggM1042 $2.95